On March 18th, Libin researchers were among those honoured with the CIHR-CMAJ Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Awards, which celebrate Canadian health research excellence. They were among those chosen by a peer-review panel of Canadian and international experts for the impact of their work on the health and well-being of Canadians and others worldwide.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Medical Association Journal acknowledge the top achievements in Canadian health research that have had a significant impact on health, health care and health research.
Drs. Brenda Hemmelgarn and Braden Manns, together with their colleague from the University of Alberta, Dr. Marcello Tonelli, have been recognized for their research and knowledge translation activities. Their research has helped generate improvements in the treatments of high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and vascular disease. The collaborative work aims to improve both accessibility and quality of health care services across the province of Alberta.
Associate professors Brenda Hemmelgarn, centre, and Braden Manns, right, from the University of Calgary, along with Marcello Tonelli from the University of Alberta, collaborate in research and translation activities.
The Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration began meeting with key leaders at Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services in 2009 to ensure that their research findings can be of immediate benefit to the healthcare system and to the people in it.
Hemmelgarn and Manns are both associate professors in the departments of medicine and community health sciences as well as members of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and the Institute for Public Health.